In Chinese culture, dragon stands for good luck that remove the evil spirits. Our oriental dragon is embellished mostly in lake blue color and bright red. It is filled with cotton to provide the soft hand feeling and wormwood leaves to give a pleasant refreshing scent. Every dragon is handmade by women in the South rural China, taking a week to make using 4 different sewing techniques and natural dye solution.
"He is cool, but I'm better looking" - PolarBear
Materials: Cotton, wormwood leaf
Size: Length (including tail) *width*height = 7.5*3.5*5.5 inches
Brand & Story:
Handmade Creation by WANG is created in 2016 by Ms. Danqing Wang, who fell in love with Chinese embroidery, a technique full of history and culture inheritance. She combines modern aesthetics with traditional embroidery skills to create her work. Ms. Danqing believes providing women with financial opportunities is the best way to let them live independently with joy and dignity, and assist families to transition out of poverty. She has worked with more than 70 families and 1000 women since 2016.
Ms. Dangqing Wang (middle), Women from minority groups living in rural China (left and right)
History behind Dragon:
Ever since the Bronze Age (16th century), the fifth lunar month is considered as an unlucky month. People believed that natural disasters and illness are common in the fifth month. People arrange dragon boat race to present a sacrifice for the dragon in exchange for a peaceful life. This tradition is upheld today, we refer to it as the "Dragon Boat Festival".